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Family takes legal action over what they claim was “senseless torture”

Legal action is being taken in Texas, in the US, on behalf of a family who claim that their mother was subjected to “senseless torture … for over 10 days” and the healthcare providers failed to act in accordance with her advance care directive.  Read more … There are

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What do you think is a good death?

All of us bring many different perspectives to the issue of death.  Thinking what a good death would be is the first step to making it happen, or increasing the chances that it will happen for us. The excellent Grattan Institute report, Dying Well, says (page 8):

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Non-beneficial treatments widespread

A major new study has been released confirming the widespread use of non-beneficial treatments of people at the end of life in acute care hospitals. These are treatments “with little or no  hope of it having any effect, largely because of the underlying state of the patient’s health

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